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John de Vial

John de Vial's fundraising page

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Target £0.00

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Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]2018 London Marathon for the Family Holiday Association (FHA) - helping some of the poorest children in the UK to have a short break in the UK - life changing for those living in poverty[/p][p]+ + + + +[/p][p]Thank you to TUI UK, who for the fifth year have pledged £5,000 in matched funding towards my fundraising for the FHA - one of TUI UK's supported charities.[/p][p]Thank you also to ABTA, ABTA Insurance, Cottages.com, Hays Travel, Hebridean Island Cruises, Hoseasons, IGLU, Kennedys Law, Kuoni, Light Blue Travel, Midcounties Cooperative, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Seventeen Group (James Hallam / Touchstone), Sunvil, Travelopia and White Hart Associates (WHA) for their £500 pledges of support![/p][p]Thank you to Diverse World, EFR Travel and Britaly for their pledges of £100[/p][p]+ + + + +[/p][p]I am going to complete the London Marathon on 22 April for the Family Holiday Association (FHA), which will be my fifth marathon for them and the 30th Anniversary of my first London Marathon in 1988![/p][p]The FHA are an amazing industry charity that provides simple short breaks to kids and their families who live in poverty or crisis and could not otherwise get away. Most breaks are a week in a caravan or a day trip. Sadly, there are more than 2 million children living below the poverty line in the UK, so the need is much greater than can be provided for.[/p][p]My £10,000 target would fund something like 20 families during 2018. For more information about this amazing charity's work, please go to: https://www.familyholidayassociation.org.uk/[/p][p]Thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]
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May 24, 2018


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May 10, 2018


Congratulations John.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2018

Tony Gilpin - Towergate Travel

Sorry for the lateness John. A big well done in what was truly awful conditions for marathon running. Your are an inspiration and I hope you smash your target out of the water.

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

May 8, 2018

Lucy McCombes

Sorry to be late....never doubted you for a minute!! Well done for raising so much for a brilliant cause.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2018


Good luck

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2018

Graham Clubb

Well done John. I hope you are not too knackered.


Apr 23, 2018

Mikey S

I promised you the extra moolah if you cartwheeled across the finishing line, but after yesterday's heat you can have it simply for finishing! Well done!!! You're awesome -)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018


Well done

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018

Huw, Just Sardinia

Well done John a great achievement


Apr 22, 2018


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid